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Jul 20, 2011 4:00am PDT
>>> making news this morning, blame game. >> billionaire news titan rupert murdoch like we've never seen him before plus the wife who jumped to his defense this morning, a new chapter in the scandal. >>> taking a toll. without a deficit deal new numbers show voter dissatisfaction at a 20-year high but today a glimmer of hope. >>> cranking up that dial. the hottest weather in years for millions and relief is days away. >>> well, good morning, everyone. today the british prime minister will be grilled on the news corp phone hacking scandal which is oh, ye news. >> oh, yes. morning newspapers around the world have the murdoch father sy and son testimony front and center. rupert murdoch's own tabloid "the sun" has a subdued front page with the headline, "the most humble day of my life" quoting rupert murdoch from yesterday. >> the newsmaker making the news. "the daily mirror" has a not so suble foam whacked headline. >> that was an alarming moment during the hours-long questioning by members of parliament. abc's jeffrey kofman she's us how it happened. >> reporter: james murdoch was abo
ABC
Jul 19, 2011 5:30pm PDT
. but rupert murdoch's wife defends the 80-year-old titan from a man wielding a pie. >>> hothouse. 20 million americans in temperatures high as the tropics. steamy fog on the beach. and cars so hot, a steak cooks on the dashboard. >>> fever pitch. americans sound off about gridlock among politicians. and we take your comments straight to the top. >>> avoiding alzheimer's? tonight in healthy living, do you know the seven simple steps that might keep you from getting the disease? >>> and live bigig one gutsy woman decides to challenge the limits of middle age. her 60-hour nonstop swim with the sharks, a rallying cry for every life. >>> good evening. the 80-year-old global power broker rupert murdoch called this the most humble day of his life. and we watched him called to account in front of british parliament, for the scandal that next to him, the son he had once hoped would bebeis successor. and there, right in the center, in the pink jacket, rupert murdoch's wife, who played a surprising role when a heckler with a pie tried to attack her husband and she moved in. it is hard not to see what h
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Jul 13, 2011 11:35pm PDT
an investigation into possible phone hacking of 9/11 victims. we'll have the latest on the embattled rupert murdoch. >>> virgins for life. it is a wedding with no visible groom, because she is a bride of jesus christ. >> i have people ask me that, how is the marriage going? >> tonight, we meet women known as consecrated virgins. >>> and, the emcee. he's gone from the not ready to primetime players, to playing the white house, and now the espys. seth myers is tonight's "seriously funny." >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," july 13th, 2011. there is suspicion tonight in . the wake of the september 11th attacks, british journalists used bribery and wiretapping to access the voice mail of victims and their families. a new york congressman has asked the fbi to investigate news corporation, which owns fox news and the now shamed "news of the world." at the center of the scandal is the man who built news corp, rupert murdoch. and abc's jeffrey kofman has the latest. >> reporter: unlnls you live in a ca
ABC
Jul 19, 2011 11:00am PDT
-- rupert murdoch was hit with a pie. >> he was interrupted with a plateful of shaving cream, earring it in his face. before an after the physical act, a verbal attack by the parliament that sometimes left them off balance. >> more than 2 hours into the testimony, rupert murdoch received a faceful of shaving cream compliments of a man that turned out to be johnny marble. previously he had been caught off guard by the comments from the committee. >> are you guilty of threats and was it your intention? i don't see why you are not taking it serious. >> you are not really saying that. >> rupert murdoch and his son saying they had little knowledge of day to day going on of news in of the world that hacked phone male of politicians and celebrities and a 13-year-old murder victim. >> but the younger murdoch said -- >> that testimony is going on right now but earlier london police chief paul stephenson who resigned over the scandal say there are ten members of the public affairs staff that has worked for news international. they shut down the website for murdoch, the times of london and redir
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Jul 20, 2011 5:30pm PDT
, the latest to take a very public lashing as the scandal that's rocked billionaire rupert murdoch widens. prime minister cameron had hired one of murdoch's top editors and made him a close aide. well, today, lawmakers sounded off about it and loudly. abc's jeffrey kofman is in london. >> reporter: the british, they are so polite. except when it comes to politics. >> the reply that he sent -- >> reporter: that's david cameron, the british prime minister. >> you know -- >> reporter: today, facing 138 withering questions from the opposition. >> he just doesn't get it. >> reporter: no american president gets subjected to a verbal pounding like this. >> he should apologize for the catastrophic error of judgment he made. >> reporter: the issue? is cameron too close to rupert murdoch and his now tainted company? >> it shows my staff behaved entirely properly. >> reporter: they call this a debate. >> order! >> reporter: but to the speaker of the house, it is, well, childish. >> calm themselves, keep on an even keel. it's better for their health and for the house. >> reporter: this scandal may no
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Jul 20, 2011 2:05am PDT
ahead the shaving cream hoax that interrupted james and rupert murdoch's testimony in the phone-hacking scandal. are their apologies in parliament enough to save the company? dramatic footage there. if you look closely that's the wife leaping up to slap the guy with the pie and she fell down in the midst of all the chaos. saved her man. >> thrust her into the center of this whole thing as people look into her and her background, h she's fiercely defensive of her husband. what a history she has. >> check out her history, yes. >>> also coming up later this half hour, we've been asking you on our facebook page, would you buy a car that stops by itself? like this one. take a look at this. see what it's like to be behind the wheel of a car that takes over the controls when it thinks you might be in danger. >> i don't understand how bad a driver do you have to be that you need the car -- i mean, it's just -- >> how many stories do we do on people texting and talking behind the wheel and they don't realize the car in front of them has come to a stop? >> that's true, that's true. >> may
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Jul 15, 2011 5:30pm PDT
rupert murdoch whose global media empire includes "the wall street journal" and fox, begged forgiveness from a grieving family, victimized by his reporters. he is caught in a scandal that continues to grow by the minute, engulfing his company. and abc's jeffrey kofman in london tells us what happened today. jeffrey? >> reporter: well, good evening, diane. you know, you don't see this very often. a corporate titan, the head of one of the largest media companies in the world, a man with a reputation for ruthlessness, on bended knee, asking a family for forgiveness. but that's exactly what rupert murdoch did today. his life's work now stained by scandal. his grip on global empire in peril. a contrite rupert murdoch came to say he is sorry, as onlookers screamed "shame on you." >> did you apologize? >> of course i did. of course i did. >> reporter: it's the first time murdoch has spoken since this scandal exploded. >> i'm the founder of the company. i was appalled to find out what had happened. and i apologized and i have nothing further to say. >> reporter: with that, the titan turned and
ABC
Jul 7, 2011 5:30pm PDT
. rupert murdoch's giant media empire reeling after a bombshell. his tabloid reporters bribing police and eavesdropping on the most vulnerable people in the news. >>> free woman. casey anthony will walk out of jail in days. hear why one juror says thth had to let her off. an abc news exclusive. >>> healthy living. could the long-awaited promise of stem cells now come true? see what they do for a damaged heart. >>> and, survival story. jaycee dugard, imprisoned, kidnapped by a predator for 18 years. tonight, how does a child give birth in a backyard? >> i wasn't alone. and i knew i could never let anything happen to her. >> jaycee dugard, a message of courage and life. >>> good evening. you may have suspected it was happening, but we confirm tonight the dark underbelly of tabloid journalism and what some of those reporters will do. here's a measure of the outrage. the biggest newspaper in england has been brought to its knees, closing, over. rupert murdoch, whose empire extends to america and includes fox news and "the wall street journal," shaken by what the truth turns out to be. so,
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Jul 16, 2011 5:30pm PDT
. rupert murdoch apologizes after his reporters hacked into people's voicemail. were 9/11 families among them? and tonight, what he tried to avoid, now coming. >>> the ultimate soccer mom. the captain of the u.s. women's soccer team on the eve of their historic final. tonight, her own home team advantage. those two, smiling, little faces. >>> and harry potter, before he was harry potter. with the final movie out, we look back at what he did at 11 years old, the moment he learned he beat out thousands. >>> good evening. and it's great to have you with us on this saturday night. and if you're watching this from the center o othis country, we hope you have a fan or an air conditioner. it is a sweltering night. and the first of many. 13 states are under heat warnings tonight, from texas and louisiana in the south, all the way up to the canadian border. take a look at these temperatures. the heat and humidity, making it feel well over 100 degrees in so many cities and towns. omaha, nebraska, 104. to the north in marshall, minnesota, 105. and look at this tonight. as we move into next week, th
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Jul 17, 2011 8:00am PDT
. and the "roundtable" debate the politics of the divide. plus -- >> i apologize. >> rupert murdoch under fire. heads s ll at his media empire, but will that be enough to save it? >>> and in africa, a cry for help. millions, threatened by an epic drought, the worst in 60 years. we'll take you there. then, we're live from germany where the american woman's soccer team has a shot at making history. >> announcer: live from the newseum in washington, "this week" with christiane amanpour starts right now. >>> welcome to the program. we've got lots to get to this morning. but, first, some headlines since your morning papers. there is breaking news to report in london. the bbc has learned that rebecca brooks, rupert murdoch's top lieutenant in the uk has been arrested on suspicion of corruption. earlier she resigned from her position as chief executive of news international. in the wake of the scandal rocking the murdoch empire. much more on this developing story later in the program. >>> casey anthony is a free woman this morning. she walked out of jail just after midnight, 12 days after she was acquitted of
ABC
Jul 7, 2011 11:35pm PDT
descended beyond the gutter into the sewer. and that has happened at the same time as mr. rupert murdoch entered the british newspaper market. mr. murdoch, in my view, has debased and debotched british public life. >> forgive the individual by all means. but you can't forget it. >> reporter: that is media tycoon rupert murdoch. he bought the legendary london tabloid 42 years ago, and with its staggering profits, built a global media empire. in the u.s., murdoch owns fox news, "the wall street journal," "the new york post" and a lot more. he is even bigger here in britain, where he owns a major tv network and almost 40% of the newspapers sold, including "the news of the world." this week, that paper found itself at the center of a scandal so big, so rotten, that despite its massive profitability, it is being abruptly closed after 168 years. today, the man who sends reporters out in search of stories was in sununalley, idaho, where he ran from reporters. >> i'm not making any comments. >> reporter: it was left to his son and heir to speak for the company. >> we now know tht the practices t
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Jul 19, 2011 4:00am PDT
, facing the music. the world will be watching as parliament grills media mogul rupert murdoch in just hours from now as his phone hacking scandal now spreads to the u.s. >>> and they inspired americans of all ages. team usa comes home. >>> we begin now with that developing story from the denver area. yet another air traffic controller now in trouble. >> the veteran controller wh has more than 25 years on the job was found to be drunk while talking to pilots in the air. when he was tested two weeks ago, his blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit. that test came more than six hours into an n ght-hour shift, but it isn't clear if the controller was drinking on the job or showed up intoxicated. >> he worked at the colorado base responsible for air traffic over nine states. he's already in rehab but can be reinstated if he completes the required programs. and this is just the latest of what is at least a half dozens dents involving them this year. most involved controllers who were sleeping on the job. some flights have been forced to land without assistance because of a controller'
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Jul 19, 2011 6:00am PDT
. >> a grilling on tap for a media mogul. verbal firing squad awaiting rupert murdoch this morning. >> and breaking news, new information about a missing 62 world wind surfer found alive. after an all night search. >> just announced, flight arrival delays of nearly 70 minutes into sfo. our flight tracker can help you our flight tracker can help you at abc7news.com.xpxpxpxpxpxpxpxp ♪ ♪ free access to chase atm's wherever you are. that's a step forward. chase customers can avoid atm fees with over 16,000 nationwide. take a step forward and chase what matters. not that long ago, many families were priced out of an overheated housing market. but the times have changed. get the facts at remax.com. it's a great place to see all the listings in thousands of cities and towns. with lots of houses to chose from and down-to-earth prices the dream of owning a home seems more attainable than ever. find out what an experienced re/max agent can do for you. nobody sells more real estate than re/max. visit remax.com today. >> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. >>> good mor
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Jul 21, 2011 2:05am PDT
, before this week, wendi deng was known as the wife of billionaire rupert murdoch. that was before the smack heard round the world. >> she's quick, man. >> she used to play volleyball, we can tell. >> she spiked that dude. now she is a global sensation for taking a swing at her husband's would-be attacker. is it something every spouse would do? with the answer here is abc's bianna golodryga. >> reporter: who needs a bodyguard when your wife can do this? the shaving cream pie rocketing straight for billionaire rupert murdoch's head. his wife to the rescue. the right hook seen around the world. she was even faster than the police officer. you can see him running in on your right. jimmy kimmel with a different angle. the wife beating everyone, from the queen to spongebob, to the hamburglar. laughing aside, don't mess with her. 38 years his junior, rupert murdoch's third wife is a former volleyball champ. even late night imagining what else she's capable of. and today across america, the inevitable question. would your wife do the same? >> she would take a pie for me and not rupert mur
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Jul 9, 2011 5:30pm PDT
edition is printed and as rupert murdoch rushes to loloon, trying to protect his media empire. >>> winning the war? tonight, the stunning statement by the new defense secretary. what he's now saying about al qaeda. >>> courage and candor. rerembering the first lady who bravely spoke about that moment her husband and family confronted her about addictiti. >>> on the red carpet. prince william and kate in california tonight. this evening, british royalty, meeting hollywood's royalty. tom hanks to barbra streisand. who is on the list tonight? >>> and payday. on a day of baseball history. >> that is struck deep to left field. >> the fans actually getting paid to watch this historic home run. >>> good evening on this saturday night. as we come on the air this evening, the printing press is coming to a halt. the last of the papers coming off the press at "the news of the world," that now infamous british tabloid. rocked by revelations its reporters bribed police and eavesdropped on everyone, from the royals to everyday victims of crime. here is the final front page tonight. thank you and good-by
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Jul 17, 2011 5:30pm PDT
stunning new casualties of the scandal threatening rupert murdoch's media empire. the chief of scotland yard resigned a short time ago, and murdoch's own protege has been arrereed. abc's jeffrey kofman is in london tonight. jeffrey? >> reporter: good evening to you, david. another day and another bombshell in the scandal that is rocking britain. make that two bombshells. a resignation here at scotland yard and an arrest. and it's not over yet. the scandal that shuttered one of britain's oldest newspapers is nothing less than an earthquake, shaking this country to the core. the casualties just keep mounting. the latest? the head of scotland yard. sir paul stephenson resigned late today. he insisted he had no involvement in his forces' failure to investigate widespread alleged criminal acts by murdoch's journalists, nor the alleged bribery of police officers by reporters. >> i have no knowledge of the extent of this disgraceful practice or indeed to the extent of it. and the repugnant nature of what is emerging. >> reporter: andndhere is more. rebekah brooks, just days ago, she was at the
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Jul 19, 2011 7:00am PDT
>>> good morning, america. and this morning, breaking news. is rupert murdoch about to step aside to save his massive empire? new clues to what's next for a dynasty on the brink of disaster on his critical day in the hot seat. >>> then, the extreme weather. a huge dust storm blankets the southwest as those record-breaking temperatures only get warmer. some homes so hot this morning, they are setting up smoke detectors. >>> millionaire murder mystery. two shocking deaths at the mansion of a wealthy businessman. how did his son and his girlfriend die in bizarre circumstances within days of each other? new details inside the police investigation. >>> and the superstar wedding crasher. >> oh, my god, it's justin bieber. oh, my god! >> what would you do if justin bieber crashed your wedding, the big day, without an invite. the couple with the wedding video everybody is talking about join us here on "gma." >>> good morning, everyone. george is enjoying a little break with the family and our family member, david muir, is back with us. >> crashing your party. >> justin bieber, david muir,
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Jul 20, 2011 7:00am PDT
across the pond from humble pie to custard pie, the latest into the high stakes drama for rupert murdoch and we'll have more -- you saw it right there. his wife stepping down to defend him as she takes down a protester. >> stepped in. she lunged. she didn't hesitate. >>> we begin with the dangerous heat that will not go away now moving to the east coast. matt gutman live in chicago where that city is right in the thick of the worst temperatures so far. good morning, matt. >> reporter: hey, good morning, robin and that heat that has pummeled the midwest heading your way, it's not so much the heat but the humidity. chicago's bracing for 110 heat index today. in minnesota yesterday it was 134. now, the only other place in the world where that type of heat index is common is the red sea off of saudi arabia. a deadly heat wave that since friday has set 221 records won't release its grip. here in chicago, that heat stirring up a soupy fog that smothered the city. today projected to hit its hottest temperatures here in six years. in iowa, police tering heat buckled i-380 and left workers in kan
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Jul 22, 2011 2:05am PDT
's scorching trends online. good morning, heather. >> hey, guys. for the second week in a row rupert murdoch dominated searches as the media mogul anan his son faced a hearing before the british parliament. lookups for the word contrite shot up as did questions about murdoch's wife. who dramatically leapt to her husband's defense when a heckler accosted him with a shaving cream pie. across the web this week the news corp. scandal even overshadowed the budget troubles here at home. searches for murdoch are double those for president obama. this is the white house signal that would be open to a compromise that would temporarily raise the country's debt ceiling. but with the august 2nd deadline looming anxious americans, mostly women over age 65, consulted the yahoo! search engine to find out if their social security checks would still arrive on time or at all. the deadly heat wave that's claimed the lives of 22 people also commanded pex people's attention online this week. the scorching weather zeroing in on the east coast right now scored lots of lookups for how to handle the heat, including
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Jul 8, 2011 7:00am PDT
the massive tabloid scandal that brought one of the biggest newspapers down in just 24 hours. rupert murdoch under huge pressure as the outrage grows. >>> and the extraordinary spirit of survival. jaycee dugard breaks her silence about her 18-year ordeal. how she found hope in the middle of her kidnapping hell. >> you just do what you have to do to survive. >> diane sawyer, here with her emotional and exclusive interview. >>> and princess in prison? she's been a royal only for a week. why does she look like her unhappy highness? inside the misery of princess charlene. >>> and good morning, everyone. happy friday. and what a crazy scene in great britain. >> oh, my goodness. >> oldest newspaper in the country closed. the former editor, just moments ago arrested. this guy was an aide to the british prime minister and had to address this. other arrests coming for people in the media empire of rupert murdoch, the owner of fox news. >> and this is all because there are allegations the newspapepe was hacking into cell phones and e-mail accounts of people. and not just celebrities and famous people
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Jul 18, 2011 3:05am PDT
-hacking scandal is cutting closer to the top of the murdoch media empire. rupert murdoch's top aide has been released from custody after her arrest. one of britain's top cops also resigned. abc's jeffrey kofman reports from london. >> reporter: the scandal that shuttered one of britain's oldest newspapers is nothing less than an earthquake. shaking this country to the core. the casualties just keep mounting. the latest? the head of scotland yard. sir paul stevenson resigned. he insisted he had no involvement in his force's failure to investigate widespread alleged criminal acts by murdoch's journalists. nor the alleged bribery of police officers by reporters. >> i had no knowledge of the extent of this disgraceful practice. or indeed to the extent of it. and the repugnant nature of the selection of victims that is now emerging. >> reporter: and there is more. rebekah brooks, just days ago she was at the apex of power running rupert murdoch's british operations. it is said he considered her his other daughter. on friday, she resigned from the company. she was arrested. the tenth arrest since
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Jul 8, 2011 4:00am PDT
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Jul 10, 2011 5:30pm PDT
. and today, the media mogul who owns the paper, rupert murdoch, swooped in, trying to limit the damage. abc's jeffrey kofman is in london tonight. >> reporter: rupert murdoch rushed to london today to rescue the $33 billion media empire he has spent his life building. as he arrived, he was reading the last issue of "the news of the world." the paper that began his overseas expansion 42 years ago. the best-selling tabloid was on the newsstands here for the last time. >> i think if you've done wrong, you should face the consequences. >> reporter: the paper brought down by the criminal excesses of its reporters in search of sensational stories. but in the eyes of many, it was brought down by management that still refuses to acknowledge its own role. that is rebekah brooks, who dined with murdoch tonight. she was editor while many of the crimes were committed. 270 people lost their jobs this weekend. she stayed. but murdococmay lose a huge business deal. his plan to take 100% control of britain's b-sky-b satellite network. this scandal has highlighted what many in britain consider a near monopo
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Jul 16, 2011 7:00am PDT
this morning. one of the most feared figures in the media world in full damage control. rupert murdoch, owner of fox news and "the wall street journal" here in the u.s. issuing public apologies in the biggest newspapers over in britain this morning saying he's sorry that his reporters hacked into the phones of everyone from politicians to murder victims. we are looking this morning at a business titan humbled, and it is likely to get even more difficult. >> he already withdrew his bid to take over bskyb, one of the largest broadcasters in britain. the question is, is that enough to save face for rupert murdoch? >>> also, a showbiz shock they are morning. superstar jennifer lopez and her husband of seven years, marc anthony, are calling it quits. what's behind the breakup of what looked like one of hollywood's happiest couples? we'll have the latest on that. >> third marriage for her, and they did seem pretty happy singing those duets together. >> beautiful twins. >> yeah, too bad. >>> also coming up, we all know the workplace can be a jungle, but t re's a question for you. how is your boss li
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Jul 19, 2011 2:05am PDT
b b b b b b b b b bsg >>> this morning on "world news now," tabloid testimony. rupert murdoch and his son are questioned later this morning about that cell phone hackinin scandal. >> the british parliament is demanding answers about illegal practices. and also the serious a that could bring down the murdoch media dynasty. it's tuesday, july 19th. >>> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, everybody. good to be back. i'm rob nelson. >> nice to have you back. >> thank you. >> you've been out as a correspondent covering a lot of stories, traveling all over the place. >> a few weeks. it's good to be back with the late night crew here. yeah, yes. >> good to have you back. >> i appreciate it. >> i'm peggy bunker. thank you for joining us this morning. >>> that hacking scandal has already brought down two top british cops and news corp executives close to the murdochs. both rupert murdoch and his son james agreed to today's questioning as the family fights to save their compananies' image. pr firms are being hired everywhere as they try to
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Jul 7, 2011 2:05am PDT
of the world." rupert murdoch's paper, yes. >> very much a tabloid newspaper. so anyway. he's going head to head with this guy who actually hacked in. let's take a listen to what he had to say. >> no, no, clearly -- >> you have no morals, no scruples at all. you didn't care who got hurt so long as you were able to sell your newspaper a lot of money. your only motive was profit. you're not journalists, you have no interest in journalism. you should try journalism. you're not an idiot, paul, you could probably d dit. >> ouch, thanks, hugh. >> we're journalists, clearly evidence anyone can do it. >> come, on now, hugh. so anyway. rupert murdoch, who also owns mamany other very important papers -- "wall street journal," for instance, "the new york post" -- he's saying they are investigating if this is true thatathis fellow did this. we're not going to call him a journalist because most of us disagree that is not something a journalist would do, hack into someone's phone account. >> very scandalous. >>> let's move on to la toya jackson. she's saying apparently her ex-husba
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Jul 8, 2011 2:05am PDT
tactics brought an end to one of rupert murdoch's most-read papers. it's friday, july 8th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good friday morning. i'm peggy bunker. >> i'm daniel sieberg in for rob nelson. it was probably no easy decision for rupert murdoch to shut down "the news of the world" after this widespread hacking scandal. so his son broke the news. as the british government launches an investigation, you could call it the end of "the world," this paper had a storied legacy early on. it wasn't quite such a tabloid publication and it did win awards recently. boy, it's turned the corner into more scandalous, controversial stuff. >> definitely gone tabloid. which you know, some papers really have in order to stay alive. that doesn't mean their practices are legit. >> it was a big-selling paper. >> there you go. >>> also coming up, what will happen to casey anthony when she's let out of jail in nine days? how many questions now about her future. also hererase after this acquittal. many people wondering what will happen next. and kind of horrifying enough, many people a
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Jul 11, 2011 3:05am PDT
, one of rupert murdoch's most successful papers in the world shuts down. you can call it the end of "the world." after a huge scandal. can he do enough to keep this embarrassing situation from causing damage to the rest of his media empire? you see some of the examples, the "wall street journal," "new york post," fox news, harper collins, 20th century fox. all these part of the rupert murdoch media empire and could be threatened by the news of the end of "the world." >> it's horrifying what some of the people who worked at this paper were doing. you can understand why the whole thing has been shelved. >> indefensible. >> truly, truly indefensible. >>> coming up later this half hour as well, it was mission impossible for team usa's female soccer team. they were moments away from defeat to the brazilian team when they surprised the world. it is our favorite story of the day. many people considered brazil to just to be knock 'em dead. >> this was an unbelievable game. unbelievable. >> here we go here goes daniel. hold him back. >> i can't overstate how exciting th
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Jul 11, 2011 4:00am PDT
. >>> billionaire rupert murdoch is in crisis mode. he's now in london where a tabloid scandal is threateningn his media empire. his paper news of thor good yes. folded for good yesterday. brought down by revelations that reporters hacked into systeml system to get their famously sensational stories. outrage over this scandal is likely to derail his latest megadeal. for a british tv s svice. >>> so today's 7/11. therefore, guess which convenience store is offering a free promotion. 7-eleven is giving away slurpees. >> how about that? i like the cherry flavor. mixed with a little cola. >>> all right, at the box office, transformers -- dark of the moon held on to the top spot. after its second weekend, it took in $261 million. transformers added $47 million this weekend. horrible bosses had a pretty strong debut with $28 million. zookeeper was in third with the $21 million. >> a re-life counterpart to george clooney's character from the movie up in the air, he wanted to hit 10 million miles. tom stuker did that. it took him 29 years and almost 6,000 trips on united airlines. now, he'll always get up
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Jul 10, 2011 7:00am PDT
told to be cool. >>> there's huge breaking news in england where rupert murdoch's 168-year-old "news of the world" rolled off the presses for the last time. his empire is in jeopardy over a phone hacking scandal. murdock has now spoken publicly for the first time. we'll tell you what he's saying. and big sports news derek jeter getting hit number 3,000 with a home run. what did the guy who caught the ball do with it? we'll tell you about that, coming up. >>> we begin with the make or break meeting at the white house today and the crucial debt negotiations that seem to have hit a serious road block overnight. abc's david kerley following the developments through the night. he is live in washington this morning. i guess it all comes down to the issue of taxes. >> reporter: it does. it is all about taxes. and this is a stunning move by the house speaker. on the eve of some of the biggest policy talks in decades, he basically says, i can't do it. overnight, house speaker john boehner threw a buckck of cold water on the talks, saying that because, quote, the white house will not pursue a
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Jul 10, 2011 8:00am PDT
to crush them on the pages of his paper, until now. >> rupert murdoch is a talented businessman, possibly even a genius, but his organization has grown too powerful and they've abuse thad power. >> reporter: even britain's prime minister elected with murdock's help, scram manied to distance himself. >> we are no longer talking about politicians or celebrities. we're talking about murder victims, terror victims having their phones hacked into. it is absolutely disgusting. >> reporter: and there was more. paper hacked voice mails of the families of britain's soldiers killed in iraq and afghanistan. for celebrities that saw their cell phones illegally hacked and been exposed to people offal world, finally people were listening. actor hugh grant smoke out on the bbc. >> you didn't care who got hurt as long as you were able to sell your newspaper. >> reporter: that's paul mcmullin, for more than a decade, a reporter and editor at "the news of the world." >> would you stop at anything to get the story? you would do anything. >> even breaking the law? >> absolutely. >> reporter: we learned they
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Jul 17, 2011 5:00pm PDT
warm >> rupert murdoch former chief is helping police with the investigation after being arrested. london police arrested rebecca brooks. she was questioned and released. hours after her arrest london's police chief paul stephenson resigned. he said it was necessary because of his links to a former news world editor that was arrested in the scanda will. brooks and stephenson deny wrongdoing . >> the there is a recommendation against using blood test to detect tuberculosis. the world health organization warn that the tests are dangerous because they are unreliable and produce wrong results. they are a waste of money and time and put proper care at risk. tuberculosis is an infectous lung disease that affects 14 million people world wide. >> a new rule is forcing airlines to refund baggage fees when a passenger's luggage is permanently lost. charles schumer wants the airline to pay back the fees when a bag is delayed or misrouted. senator schumer said if airlines don't voluntarily comply he will introduce a bill to force the issue. baggage fees range from $25 to $100. organizers of a
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Jul 13, 2011 2:05am PDT
of the royal family and their staff. the crisis is spinning out of control for rupert murdoch. a huge deal to expand his ownership of tv here is collapsing. he's now been called to testify before a committee of the british parliament. a a ge comedown for a man who just over a week ago was on top of the world. jeffrey kofman, abc news, london. >> as we've been highlighting, he had other deals in the works a lot of focus is on one of his editors who they say knew what was going on, that a lot of these personal sources were being hacked. >> rebecca brooks. exactly. "the sun," one of rupert murdoch's publications is now fighting back. the headline "brown wrong." he's sayayg he wasas part of this in some ways, that it wasn't a secret probe. this is going back and forth between these two sides and it's still unraveling. a lot of details to come. >> more details every single day. at least when we come in, we hear more about this. >> very controversial. >>> we're marking another last in the era of the space shuttle. sort of a bittersweet thing here. >> say it ain't so. take a look at this, the "at
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Jul 13, 2011 7:00am PDT
's attempt to yield off schizophrenia until he's convicted at trial. >>> rupert murdoch's company is considering selling all of its british newspapers in the wake of that massive phone hacking and bribery y andal. and also this morning, we just got word that murdoch has withdrawn his bid to buy the british sky networking in the wake of the scandal surrounding his other media holdings. >>> a couple fishermen off the california coast got a little more action than they bargained for. home video shows them reeling in a thresher shark. and as you're about to see, and perhaps not surprisingly, things didn't go quite as planned. scotty westguard and david saldamando of santa barbara describe themselves as hard-core anglers. but this takes hard core to a new level. >> all of a sudden, that reel starts screaming and there's no sound like a reel screaming to get you excited. >> reporter: struggling for more than half an hour he finally reeled in this eight-foot-long thresher shark grabbing the tail head down but then the shark strikes back. >> got to lean away. lean away. >> right then the
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Jul 28, 2011 7:00am PDT
to the phone hacking scandal that's rocking rupert murdoch's media empire. cnn anchor piers morgan now defending himself against t accusations he knew about illegal phone hacking when he was editor at two papers, one of them owned by murdoch. abc's nick watt has the latest from london. >> reporter: the tide of scandal is now lapping at the well-pressed pant cuffs of the man who took larry king's chair. and the "america's got talent" self-proclaimed loudmouth. because before all that -- >> 2 major british newspapers for 11 years. >> reporter: and listen carefully to this recently unearthed interview. >> and what about this nice middle-class boy who would have to be dealing with i mean essentially people who rake through bins for livings. and take secret photographs and nasty, down-in-the-gutter stuff. how do you feel about that? >> well, to be honest, to put that in perspective. not all of that went on. >> really? >> no. not a lot of it was done. a lot was done by third parties rather than the staff itself. that's not to defend it because you were running the result
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